Man Found Guilty of Murdering Grant Police Chief

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - A jury in Marshall County has found a man guilty of capital murder and attempted murder in the August 2003 killing of Grant Police Chief Verlon Lemaster.

The jury deliberated for only about an hour and a half Thursday before convicting Brian Butler.

The judge sentenced Butler to two consecutive life sentences without possibility of parole for the murder of Lemaster and attempting to shoot former Madison County Sheriff's Department investigator Mark Adams.

Jolley said during sentencing that Butler showed no remorse and probably deserved the death penalty.

But that was not an option because Butler was a minor at the time of the murder.